Tag Archives: Homophobia

In New York: Crazy, Kids – or Old Fashioned Hatred? You Be The Judge

Roosevelt Island, N.Y. With the rising tide of homophobia, xenophobia, racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism since the election of Donald Trump in America, indeed the world, we cannot expect to avoid a reflection in our own backyard. Even the elderly and disabled are suffering with severe budget cuts. Luckily the reflection is small. In fact, we […]

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Simple: Whatever Faith Tradition, It’s All About Kindness

Tawang, India. Since 2000, we have been operating charities Raising, Supporting, and soon Educating Young Global Leaders. From every corner of the world and from every faith tradition. It doesn’t matter where someone comes from or how they worship – or don’t worship – as long as three elements are present: Tolerance, Kindness and Compassion. […]

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U.K.: Expert Warns of “Stark Increase” in Hate Crimes, Post-Brexit

London, U.K. Sounding an alarm over a “stark increase” in hate crimes across the United Kingdom as well as “widespread discrimination” faced by ethnic minorities, a United Nations independent rights expert has called on the country to “comprehensively” combat racism and bias. Britain First deputy arrested over speech made at Belfast rally. Photo courtesy of Tiocfaidh ár […]

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At U.N., Homophobia, Transphobia Focus of International Day

New York, N.Y. Marking the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the United Nations today called on the global community to take action to ensure that all people have an equal right to live healthy lives free from violence, persecution, stigma, and discrimination. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph […]

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Kenya Bans Music Video Saying It Promotes Gay Rights

Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan state regulators have banned a locally produced song and accompanying music video that call for equal treatment of LGBT individuals, something regulators say violates Kenya’s anti-homosexuality law. The song is a remix of the American single “Same Love,” released in 2012 by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the height of the same-sex […]

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Homophobic Russian Olympics: Boycott or Be Gay & Visible?

New York, N.Y.  The 1936 Summer Olympics held by the Nazis — the Games of the XI Olympiad — were held in Berlin two years before the pogrom Kristallnacht against Jews throughout Nazi Germany. Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy and the official Nazi party paper wrote in the strongest […]

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Winning Hearts & Minds, Transforming Lives in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica. For decades, Jamaica has been facing high and rising debt to GDP ratios that has undermined its capacity to achieve sustainable growth and has contributed to declining average living standards. Jamaica lies south of Cuba and West of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The 2008-9 global crisis worsened Jamaica’s fragile fiscal position and […]

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My First HuffPo Piece: Orphans International Worldwide

It has been a banner week in my life. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary hosted a benefit for Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), the U.N.-accredited organization I founded six years ago. Then, I was lauded by Congress as an “extraordinarily effective humanitarian, activist, and philanthropist.” Plus, on Nov. 12th my first article for the […]

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